Monday, September 22, 2008

PICTURE(S) OF THE DAY

CLOSING THE HOUSE THAT RUTH BUILT…Views of the Yankee Stadium prior to the start of the last game at Yankee Stadium between the Orioles and the Yankees last night in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Yankee Stadium held it's inaugural game on April 18, 1923 against their arch rival the Boston Red Sox. During it's 85 years as "The Home of Champions," the stadium has also been known as "The House that Ruth Built" and "The Cathedral." The stadium has been host to 33 World Series, three Papal visits and has been visited by legends such as Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Bera, Mickey Mantle and boxing great Muhummad Ali.

In 2009 the Yankees will move across the street to a newly constructed stadium estimated to cost $1.3 billion.

(Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images and PerspectiveAerials.com via Getty Images)

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